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, Volume 60, Issue 5, pp 490–505 | Cite as

Current and future editing reagent delivery systems for plant genome editing

  • Yidong Ran
  • Zhen Liang
  • Caixia Gao


Many genome editing tools have been developed and new ones are anticipated; some have been extensively applied in plant genetics, biotechnology and breeding, especially the CRISPR/Cas9 system. These technologies have opened up a new era for crop improvement due to their precise editing of user-specified sequences related to agronomic traits. In this review, we will focus on an update of recent developments in the methodologies of editing reagent delivery, and consider the pros and cons of current delivery systems. Finally, we will reflect on possible future directions.


genome editing DNA RNA RNP and virus delivery Agrobacterium-mediated transformation biolistic method protoplast transfection ttransgene-free genome edited plant 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Genovo Biotechnology Co., Ltd.TianjinChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Plant Cell and Chromosome Engineering, Institute of Genetics and Developmental BiologyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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